HIV stigma in employment

The following was published in the Times Higher Education magazine. You can listen to the audio version here.  Fear of HIV and AIDS, fuelled by media speculation, a growth of infections among the “mainstream” population, an outpouring of activism and...
Andrew Dalton - Lecturer in Social Sciences - University of Sunderland - Find an Expert

HIV research diagnoses failings by healthcare professionals

Newly published research has highlighted shocking failures around HIV testing, diagnosis and confidentiality, suggesting there is a need for improved training of healthcare and mental health professionals. Silent Scream? The Life Histories of People Living with HIV in the North...
Austerity research hoping to raise fortunes of socially excluded - Andrew Dalton

Austerity research hoping to raise fortunes of socially excluded

Research at a North East university is aiming to provide a practical tool to help those most at risk of social exclusion - primarily older people - and will focus on the emotional impact of austerity in one of the...
Why is thin deemed ideal?, Dr Helen Driscoll

Why is thin deemed ideal? Dr Helen Driscoll

Channel 4's exploration into the rise of the plus-sized fashion industry, 'Plus Sized Wars', has re-ignited debate about where body image ideals come from, their effects, and what we should do about them. But far from being a creation of...
Rachel Wong - Sunderland Pharmacy PhD student

National accolade for young scientist

A North East student has achieved second place in a prestigious national competition to find the UK’s finest young academic speakers. The 2015 National Final of the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition was held at the Armourers’ Hall in London, with...
What price free schools?, Professor Bridget Cooper

What price free schools? Professor Bridget Cooper

Free schools, like the ones that recently hit the headlines in Durham and Sunderland, have been the latest attempt by the Government to radically change the school system. New or changing schools received initial cash injections to encourage them, but...